Back Seat Driver: Fiction Friday

The Friday Fictioneer Challenge: Write a 100-word story based on the photo.

Photo copyright Danny Bowman

Photo copyright Danny Bowman

Back Seat Driver

“We are not lost!”

“Are so!”

“For the last time —“

“KNOCK IT OFF UP THERE OR I WILL HAVE TO SEPARATE YOU TWO!” Victoria’s parents had been fighting for the last half hour.

From the back seat, Victoria took control. “I don’t want to hear another word out of you until I say so.” They started to protest. “Shush! We’ll use my smartphone GPS and get to where we are going just fine. Both of you, settle down and be quiet. Dad, drive.”

Parents! Victoria shook her head in despair. You try to raise them right . . .

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12 thoughts on “Back Seat Driver: Fiction Friday

  1. Giggles! That’s a nice story. Do you suppose Victoria has to organise their movie streaming when they’re at home? I bet she worries whether they can cope when she’s not there! I loved the role reversal.

  2. Definitely unique take on the prompt and on the term “backseat driver.”
    Exactly the kind of protagonist children’s book editors love to see these days. Or as one editor put it in her writing-for-children guideline, “Parents should be seen and not heard.”

  3. Ah! Nice role reversal. Glad she got them to shush up. Have never liked the idea of parents quarreling in front of the kids. After all we lead by example.
    Nice take on the prompt Tresha.

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